Sunday, April 23, 2017

15 Shakespeare Quotes to Use in Everyday Situations

Today, April 23, is William Shakespeare's birthday. It is also, oddly enough, the day of his death. But most importantly, it's National Talk Like Shakespeare Day! The Bard, as you probably know, wrote plenty of things that high schoolers are forced to slog their way through before coming to appreciate it later. He also coined many words and phrases that we still use today, including bedazzled, new-fangled, and swagger, among others. But you've heard all that before. So, in honor of the Bard's birthday, I present to you 15 Shakespeare quotes you can (and definitely should) use in your everyday conversations.

When someone criticizes your binge watching habits:
"Can one desire too much of a good thing?" As You Like It (Act IV, Scene I)

When someone is just being too annoying to deal with:
"Get thee to a nunnery, go." Hamlet (Act III, Scene I)

When that person is heading straight back toward you:
"By the pricking of my thumbs, something wicked this way comes." Macbeth (Act IV, Scene I)

When you need an excuse to do something stupid:

Henry IV, Part II (Act III, Scene II)

When your friend denies an obvious crush:
"The lady doth protest too much, methinks." Hamlet (Act III, Scene II)

And then tries to poke a hole in your argument:
"'T'is neither here nor there." Othello (Act IV, Scene III)

When you're doing laundry and it's just not cooperating:
"Out, damned spot! Out, I say!" Macbeth (Act V, Scene I)

So you just throw it in the washer and hope for the best:

Macbeth (Act III, Scene II)

When someone asks about those unfortunate junior high Facebook photos:
"My salad days, when I was green in judgment." Antony and Cleopatra (Act I, Scene V)

When you need to get everyone's attention:
"Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears." Julius Caesar (Act III, Scene II)

And then your BFF doesn't take your side:

Julius Caesar (Act III, Scene I)

When no one appreciates your favorite fandom:
"Lord, what fools these mortals be!" A Midsummer Night's Dream (Act III, Scene II)

When someone tells you they specifically don't like your fandom:
"These words are razors to my wounded heart." Titus Andronicus (Act I, Scene I)

When your friend criticizes your flirting ability:
"My love's more richer than my tongue." King Lear (Act I, Scene I)

When your flirting ability actually really is terrible:

A Midsummer Night's Dream (Act I, Scene I)

Which Shakespeare quote are you going to use today?


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